In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Middle Hulton like this:
HULTON (MIDDLE), a township in Deane parish, Lancashire; near the Bolton and Leigh railway, 3½ miles SSW of Bolton. Acres, 1, 280. Real property, £6, 446; of which £3, 591 are in mines, and £100 in quarries. Pop., 790. Houses, 157. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ellesmere. Leigh's charities here yield £67 a year.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Middle Hulton, in Bolton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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